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posted. >>> we turn now to another celebrity story, sort of. staying in full character, comedian stephen colbert testified as an expert witness on capitol hill now the star brought his own version of truthness. colbert mocked those who claim that immigrants are taking away jobs from americans and here is his full testimony. >> my name is stephen colbert and i am an american citizen. it is an honor and a privilege to be here today. congressman lofgren asked me to share my vast experience spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw the tension to this important complicated issue and i certainly hope my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span1. as we've heard this morning, america's farms are presently far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. now, the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. and if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you'll see that many americans have already started. unfortunately, my gastrointurologist has informed me in no uncertain terms that they
jon stewart and stephen colbert get together, the angry middle of the country, who knows what lies around the bend. >> i want to read what a republican out of utah said about colbert testifying. what a joke. all the serious issues we have and we have colbert as an expert witness. >> very predictable. i'm sure many are hearing you read the words and saying hell yes. me, i laughed when i heard them. it was a very well done routine. it was five minutes. on your job when somebody shows up with a balloon or a stripper because it's somebody's birthday -- >> where do you work? >> huh? >> where do you work? >> msnbc. it was a moment of levity for the congress. let them have one. >> i want to play another clip from colbert e testifying at the hearing. let's play it. >> do you think it was appropriate that he testified today? >> of course, i think it's appropriate. >> congresswoman asked me to share my vast experience spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i am happy to use hi celebrity draw attention to this important complicated issue, and i certainly hope my star power can bump this h
gaining. >>> at a house subcommittee hearing on agriculture and farm workers, comedian stephen colbert is there now and it was really interesting and probably awkward for him. he shows up this morning and the chairman of the house committee, representative john conyers asked him to leave and then the woman who invited him there, said can't he stay and give his testimony, which was about the ten hours he spent picking fruit and the interview that he did with zoey, now he's being questioned by members of this committee after making his statement. well, she's asking the question, let's go back to that tape at the beginning of this hearing. >> congresswoman asked me to share my experience spending one day as a migrant farmworker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important issue. i hope my star power can bump this up to c-span1. as we heard this morning, america's farms are far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. if you look at the recent obesity statistics, many
have your producer inside the courthouse. >>> crowded cameras and reporters flanked stephen colbert heading into congress this morning but one lawmaker did not think that was so appropriate and actually asked the tv personality to leave. >> i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> happy to do so. i'm only here at your invitation. >> nbc news correspondent luke russert is on capitol hill. luke, if nothing else, colbert is definitely bringing to our attention this issue that touches on a lot of things of concern to a lot of americans right now, immigration, jobs, and our food. >> right. stephen colbert testified before a subcommittee about immigration. he was talking about the plate of a lot of undocumented farm workers in the country, a lot of the folks that pick the apples and oranges that we use every day of our lives. what he was trying to get to, quote, migrant workers suffer have no right. he was a little comedic but he was also serious. take a listen. >> i've got to ask why isn't the government doing anything? maybe this ag job
that maybe nobody could have gotten away with except stephen colbert. hello, everyone. i'm chris jansing. >>> startling new developments in a story that we've been following for you all day out of miami. coral gables, a bank teller abducted from his home, strapped to what may have been a bomb in an apparent bank heist. police say the kidnapers took off with an unknown amount of cash, and a major man hunt is onto find them. msnbc's richard lui has more for them. >> we've been following the press briefings coming out this afternoon. and what we understand now the story is 14 hours old, still developing. the fbi mentioning about an hour ago three suspects still at large. that is still out there. then there's the person that was apprehended in this video. got video to show you what happened about three hours ago when we were watching it. i'm going to lay that out for you. the fbi saying this is a story of him being a teller that was taken hostage right after midnight in his home. the masked suspects at that time then strapped a bomb to this teller you see here, according to the fbi, and took
of the two victims, as well. well, court ended early last thursday after the defendant you see here, stephen he stephen ha seizure-like symptoms. with the details of the case so horrific, what is going to happen going forward now? >> a bizarre case to say the least, from beginning to end. right now there is a police sergeant on the stand who is testifying more about exactly what happened inside of that house and, most importantly, the evidence it recovered to tie these two men, stephen hayes and joshua komisarjevsky to the crime. the older of the two suspects is being tried first and the other suspect, who will be tried after him. as many legal experts point out, this is not so much a trial about guilt or innocence, as we normally see where the defense is, of course, trying to prove that their client is not guilty. in this case, the defense attorney for steven hayes admitted from the very beginning committed this crime and admitted to the killing, as well. he said, look, don't put my client to death. just give oslife sentence. basically calling this a robbery that got out of control. late la
rallies and tea party conservative rallies. john stewart and stephen colbert planning their own counter rallies. when you see that enthusiasm on the conservative side, does it ignite passion in the progressives? >> i think progressives in particular and speaker pelosi and harry reid hope that's the case, but the progressives are in a bit of a danger here in caricaturing the tea party rallies. it's terrific that they are going to have counter rallies and the key word is satyrical. there is nothing about the tea party rallies. the things they are protesting are by and large very real and concerning. deficits and the country. if john stewart and stephen colbert cannot tap into progressive enthusiasm for the democrats and this administration in a positive agenda trying to support the president, it could backfire is the point i'm trying to make. >> the interesting thing siget these messages from people who say i'm moderate and i'm passionate and fired up and i will go to the polls. don't let them show you it's only the people who are angry at obama and yet the polls do show when it comes to
conditions on these farms and eventually americans may consider taking these jobs again. >> stephen colbert taking his act to capitol hill to testify on the house subcommittee hearing on immigrant farm labor. it was part comedy part policy, but not everyone in washington is laughing. we'll bring in john harwood, cbs's chief washington correspondent. i don't know about you, i found parts hysterically funny. >> i was not laughing actually, alex. i'm a fan of stephen colbert and is very funny on his show, but it seems to me that a congressional hearing is not the place for that kind of humor. i understand the reason why members of congress want to try to bring attention to the issue and thought his celebrity could help them do that, especially with young people, for example, who don't pay attention to politics. but i'm not sure it succeeded in doing that. it seemed to me that it ended up mocking congress more than it brought attention to the issue. >> but john, if the point is to bring attention to it and engage the younger people and get younger people fired up about the issue to get somethin
at the mall in washington, stephen colbert and jon stewart decide they'll stage their own. >> my fellow americans, two score and four days from now on october 30, 2010, i am calling for the nation to join me on the washington mall for the march to keep fear alive. >> i see you're intrigued. but there's something bothering you. i don't have time to hand craft a message or some signage. not to worry. that's where we come in. we're going to have signs for you down there if you don't have time. here's a quick one. i disagree with you, but i'm pretty sure you're not hitler. >> remember the hundreds of thousands of people came out for glenn beck. there could be dozens of people who come out for colbert and stewart. >>> how good does it feel to get a great bargain? according to a new study, like sex. english researchers found shoppers experience the same rush of endorphins when they hit a hot sale as they do when they're sexually turned on. 50 volunteers looked at pornographic pictures while scientists hon monitored their brain activity. apparently, same amount of excitement. exactly. we shoul
, will stephen lynch pull off a victory? >>> a federal judge in florida said he will likely allow a trial on portions of a lawsuit by florida and 19 other states challenging the president's health care overall as unconstitutional. the judge said in a hearing today in pence cola he expects to dismiss some parts of the lawsuit. let's get more clarification from pete williams. obviously people are looking at judge's wording and what this may mean for other states. what can you tell us? >> well, this is another tactical victory for the people who are claiming that the obama health care plan violates the constitution by requiring all americans to buy health care, and if they don't do so to pay a tax penalty. so this is one of the big sets of cases. this was 20 states, as you noted. the obama administration was hoping the courts would throw them out and find out the states filing them have no legal standing to do so. this judge thinks the case can go forward. this follows a similar ruling. he says he'll not rule on this until october 14th. just a month ago a judge in virginia declined to throw
messages to five women. house majority leader steny hoyer not laughing about stephen colbert's testimony on friday. he called it an embarrassment and not appropriate. >>> tax cuts on hold, lawmakers will not vote to extend the bush era tax cuts until after the midterm elections. in an nbc news exclusive this morning, president obama insisted that those tax cuts be extended for everyone but the wealthiest americans. >> what we need is tax cuts for the middle class who are struggling and if they get a tax cut, they're likely to spend it, which means that a small business is potentially going to get a customer and we're going to see job growth. so we can't spend $700 billion on a tax cut that is not going to spur job growth. >> republicans are demanding democrats schedule a vote to extend tax cuts before lawmakers go on recess next week. democrats accuse republicans of tying things up in the senate. >>> five weeks until the midterms, by the way, and president obama is looking to fire up youth voter whose helped him get elected in hopes of making them a game changer for democrats think novem
should know about. stephen colbert and jon stewart have come up on their own response. the two comedy central hosts announced corallies in d.c. for the day before halloween. colbert's rally is called the rally to restore sanity. >>> you want to own this historic mansion where chelsea clinton tied the knot? you can. the the real estate broker who upped the price by $1 million after chelsea's nuptials has now cut the price. it was $13 million. now you can have it for a bargain at $7.5 million. >>> it is official. oprah has chosen the best selling novel "freedom" by jonathan franzen for her book club. president obama picked up an advanced copy of freedom while vacationing on martha's vineyard last month. those are some things we thought you should know about today. >>> dad, i hope you're watchinging. this is about a beer drinker's paradise. the great american beer festival this weekend in denver. 455 brewers serving up 2,200 different kinds of beers. brian shactman got the tough assignment of sampling there. >> thank you, thomas. we have been searching far and wide for signs of an econom
. and in massachusetts, nbc's first read is asking whether stephen lynch will coast a victory against the mac d'alessandro. at this moment, the powerful igor appears to be headed straight for bermuda. take a look, in fact, we have video from nasa. igor is now a category 4 hurricane. it is expected to reach the bahamas this weekend and then forecasters believe it will downgrade it to a cat 2. just this morning, though, julia was upgraded to a category 1 hurricane. the storm lingering in the atlantic, it's not threatening land now. >>> well, was it sexual harassment or just what might some consider locker room antics that got out of hand. a female sports reporter from mexico assigned to interview mark san xhez is now at the center of an nfl investigation and, quite honestly, she's the talk of the internet. this weekend she tweeted about feeling uncomfortable in the jets' locker room. well jets' owner woody yawnson called the reporter ines sainz to apologize how she was treated. in an interview sainz said she wasn't threatened or harassed. so what really happened here? joining me is ines sainz. th
with you, but i'm pretty sure you're not hitler. >> jon stewart and stephen colbert fired up about march to keep fear alive and rally to restore sanity. the newest tea party darling got her latest taste of debate against her democratic challenger. christine o'donnell downplayed criticisms and controversies from her past while chris coons talked about his experience. they're fighting for joe biden's old senate seat in delaware. kelly o'donnell is in washington and, kelly, so, o'donnell comes out and i understand has a lot of enthusiastic supporters in the audience. what about the dynamic in that room last night. >> well, it was interesting, chris, this is a traditional forum and happens every year for all the statewide democrats in delaware. there was a number of people there and a distinctly loud presence for o'donnell. chris c orcoons got support, to. there was a lot of good humor about the sudden attention on o'donnell, coons and this race and what it means and the fund-raising that you talked about making really an impact on the web, raising more than $1 million. the candidates, this
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